September 29 is World Heart Day 2016. Despite recommendations that all patients experiencing signs of heart attack should call an ambulance, 1 in 2 heart attack patients did not arrive at the hospital by ambulance.
If you were experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, nausea or light-headedness — common signs of a heart attack — would you call an ambulance?
2015–2016 Quick Stats for the Home Care and Continuing Care reporting systems (September 14, 2016)
Interested in learning more about long-term home care or continuing care statistics? Home Care Reporting System Quick Stats are updated to provide a profile of clients who receive long-term home care services from publicly funded programs in participating jurisdictions. Continuing Care Reporting System Quick Stats are updated to provide a profile of residents in submitting residential care and hospital-based continuing care facilities. Both sets of data tables include demographic, clinical and resource utilization information.
Canada’s International Health System Performance Over 50 Years: Examining Potential Years of Life Lost (September 29, 2016)
This report and interactive eTool compare Canada’s international performance in premature mortality, as measured by potential years of life lost (PYLL), with the performance of 17 other high-income countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 1960 to 2010. The report examines how Canada performed overall on PYLL, differences between men and women in Canada versus men and women in other countries, and Canada’s performance on 4 specific causes of premature mortality (cancer, heart disease, stroke and deaths due to external causes).
Canadian Health Workforce Conference 2016 (October 3 to 5, 2016)
We’re proud to co-chair the Canadian Health Workforce Conference 2016. Being held October 3 to 5, 2016, in Ottawa, this event is inspired by a recent report from the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Optimizing Scopes of Practice sets out a vision for a health workforce that is more flexible and accountable to population and community health needs. If you have an interest in health workforce issues, this is the place to be. Register today!